We Hire Refugees works to bring about a world where refugees are valued, welcomed, and included. Keep reading to dive a bit deeper into our mission and methods.
Rallying Business Support
With their networks, leverage and capital, businesses are uniquely positioned to help refugees. Nonprofits and faith groups working to resettle refugees know this and want them involved. Here at We Hire, we educate businesses about the value of including refugees in our cities and equip them to build welcoming on-ramps into their companies.
For the Refugee Community
A refugee is “someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted,” as defined by the UN High Commissioner on Refugees. Before refugees resettle to the U.S., they undergo a thorough two-year review process that involves numerous U.S. governmental agencies. Upon arrival, refugees are here legally, authorized to work and eager to begin rebuilding their lives. We believe refugees should be valued, welcomed, and included in our cities.
Worldwide, there are 26 million refugees and a total of 79.5 million forcibly displaced people—the highest number since World War II. And yet, the U.S. has drastically reduced how many refugees it admits – from 86,000 in 2016 to less than 18,000 for 2020.
We believe resource-rich countries like the United States should provide a stable environment for refugees and their families to rebuild their lives.
Refugees become entrepreneurs at a greater rate than the native-born population, generating billions in business income. Not only that, one out of every seven refugees works in healthcare, putting them on the frontlines of fighting COVID-19.
Highly motivated, legal-to-work, and statistically drug-free, refugees bring expertise, dependability, and a growth mindset to the teams they join. Check out our friends over at Amplio Recruiting for more incredible stats on the potential of the refugee community to bring value to our businesses.
We want to mobilize businesses to leverage their expertise, networks, and capital for the flourishing of their cities by helping refugees plug into good jobs. Together, we can jump-start a movement of companies across the U.S. to create opportunities that benefit everyone.
Step one? Sign our Welcome Pledge, send it to a friend, and we’ll connect with you soon!